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CCI to Participate in ALISE 2016 Annual Conference and ALA Midwinter Meeting

January 4, 2016

Drexel’s College of Computing & Informatics (CCI) is proud to be a sponsor of the Association for Library and Information Science Education’s (ALISE) 2016 Annual Conference at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel in Boston, MA (Jan. 5–8, 2016). CCI and Drexel University Online will also be exhibiting at booth #2248 at the ALA Midwinter Meeting at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (Jan. 8-12, 2016). Stop by to learn more about our online and on-campus graduate and professional development programs.

ALISE 2016 Annual Conference

This year, four CCI researchers – Professor Denise Agosto, PhD, Assistant Professor Andrea Forte, PhD, doctoral alumna Rachel Magee, PhD ’15 (now assistant professor at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign), and doctoral student Michael Dickard – are recipients of the ALISE/Bohdan S. Wynar Research Paper Award for their paper titled “Teens, Technology, and Libraries:  An Uncertain Relationship.” They will present their winning paper at the ALISE Awards and Papers session on Weds., Jan. 6 (8:30–10 a.m.).

The following CCI faculty will be participating at ALISE 2016:
  • Assistant Professor Deborah Turner, PhD will present a juried paper titled “Old Skills, New Practices Mean Radical Change for Library Education,” which includes research conducted to articulate service models that public libraries can use to meet the information needs of urban, poor populations. (Weds., Jan. 6, 4–5:30 p.m.)
  • Professor Denise Agosto, PhD will be part of a juried panel titled “Still Struggling to Get it Right: Group Work as Innovation in LIS Pedagogy,” with Colette Drouillard, Amelia Gibson, Michelle Kazmer and Kalpana Shankar. Each panelist will discuss group work in teaching with a focus on six issues: student evaluations of teaching; group work in dialogue with students' technology use; using research to help us design effective group work; local contexts; course content and learning outcomes; and preparation for the workplace. (Thurs., Jan. 7, 8:30–10 a.m.)
  • Research and Teaching Professor Prudence Dalrymple, PhD will be part of a juried paper presentation titled “Reaching Across Boundaries: A Longitudinal Look at How LIS Faculty Collaborate,” with Lisl Zach. The paper provides additional insights that may suggest ways to re-imagine interdisciplinary collaborations by LIS faculty in education, research, and service activities. (Thurs., Jan. 7, 2:30–3:30 p.m.)
  • Adjunct faculty member Jennifer Sweeney, PhD will be participating in an SIG session titled “Confronting the contradictions: Professional ideals and realities for contingent faculty in LIS.” This session seeks to open the conversation by exploring some of the most critical issues surrounding contingent faculty within the LIS instructional workforce. (Fri., Jan. 8, 8:30–10 a.m.)
  • On Thurs., Jan. 7 from 7:00–10:30 p.m., CCI will be a sponsor of the Doctoral Student Research Poster Session and Reception, held in the Grand Ballroom at the Intercontinental Hotel.

ALA Midwinter Meeting

The following CCI faculty will be participating at ALA Midwinter:
  • Professor Denise Agosto, PhD will be leading a discussion on the emerging trends in reference services in a session titled "Teens' Social Media Attitudes and Behaviors: What the Research Means for Library Services." (Sun., Jan. 10, from 8:30–10 a.m.; Room 258A)
  • Denise Agosto will also be co-leading an open session titled “The Future of Teen Services in LIS Education.” (Fri., Jan. 8, 1–4 p.m.; Room 107AB)